5 Bed-and-Breakfasts for Cozy Getaways in North CarolinaExpedia.com recommends several B&Bs to help you feel at home while visiting North CarolinaNorth Carolina has an irresistible sweet and Southern charm that keeps visitors coming back. Whether it’s metropolitan Charlotte or the rustic Appalachian scenery of Asheville, the varied options of places to stay add to the allure of this state. The traveling minds at Expedia.com thought what better way to feel at home in the Old North State than to check out the bed-and-breakfast scene?Here’s a snapshot of some of the region’s most noteworthy B&Bs. If you're looking to relax in rooms with ornate furnishings, wake up to brunch served on a veranda, or stroll through on-site gardens or a nearby beach, these bed-and-breakfasts offer the ultimate retreat.Escape to the Blue Ridge MountainsAsheville Experience the charisma of Hill House Bed and Breakfast Inn, an 1885 home with a wraparound porch. Tucked in the eclectic city of Asheville, the inn features a number of guest rooms, suites and even a one-bedroom apartment. Full breakfast is served daily, with Southern touches, such as grits soufflé and baked apple puff pancakes. While you’re visiting, marvel at the Victorian and Queen Anne designs and take a stroll through the inn’s award-winning gardens.Feel the Romance on Love LaneWaynesville What better place to spend a romantic getaway than Oak Hill on Love Lane? In 1900, this cozy B&B was built with timber straight from its backyard, the Great Smoky Mountains. Today, the Waynesville homestead still has many of its original features, including the hardwood floors, grand staircases and even a claw foot tub. The inn serves a daily three-course gourmet breakfast, with decadent dishes that are individually prepared. Stay overnight, and relax on the porch with a view of the mountains, curl up around the in-room fireplace and pamper yourself with a massage at Jenny Ray Parlor, the in-house spa.Experience European StyleHendersonville The historic home at the Melange Bed & Breakfast Inn and Gardens boasts European-inspired elegance. Each guest room and suite is individually decorated with luxurious elements; make yourself comfortable around the private fireplace and soak up the views of the immaculate gardens. Meanwhile, the inn’s artisan breakfast, with its homemade pastries and fresh fruit pairings, is certain to get you out of bed. Sample the chive and Parmesan crepes or nosh on the lavender scones.Revel in Historic CharmCharlotteThe Duke Mansion is a grandiose estate in the Queen City that dates back to 1915. Built in the style of colonial revival architecture, it was later expanded and tripled in size. Over the years, wealthy families acquired the property, and in 1998, it was officially established as a historic inn and meeting center. Today, the elaborate bed-and-breakfast includes 20 lavish guest rooms, several of which share sleeping porches. During your stay, meander through the four-and-a-half acres of expertly manicured grounds, dine on the sumptuous breakfast spread and lose track of time in the guest library.Relish the Sea BreezesCarolina Beach Sitting across the street from one of Pleasure Island’s beaches, Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast provides you with a little slice of the seaside. This beach house features upper and lower level porches and a back deck, where you can soak up the salty sea air. Choose from a variety of guestrooms or suites, each with its own signature décor, from the Pineapple Room to the Birdhouse Room. Wake up to a sweet or savory breakfast – depending on the day – schedule a Swedish massage and then saunter over to the sand and sea for an afternoon filled with sunshine and seashells.On your next sojourn in North Carolina, bed-and-breakfast hop to get a sense of this state’s enchanting ambience. From the mountains to the coast, you just may find a place that’ll convince you to stay longer.Written by Expedia staff exclusively for VisitNC.com.More FROM VISITNC.COMThere’s much to see and do in North Carolina, so read on.Stay in Style at Boutique Hotels in North CarolinaSeveral new boutique hotels have opened across the state in recent years, giving you an abundance of choices for a sophisticated stay.Plan a Romantic Trip to the North Carolina MountainsJourney to the Great Smoky Mountains region of our state, falling in love with Bryson City and Cherokee, from the waterfalls to acclaimed hotels.5 Perfect Summer Vacations on the North Carolina CoastFrom the Outer Banks to the Brunswick Islands, here are five coastal cities and beach towns where you'll wish you could stay all summer.